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Espresso with Esther
     

Espresso with Esther

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by Sandra Glahn
 

Espresso with Esther is part of the Coffee Cup Bible Studies, a series of Bible studies for women in compact, workbook format that examine the "life and times" of certain Bible characters and the books of the Bible that pertain to them. Each study is to be read over a four-to-six week period, and study sections are broken down

Overview

Espresso with Esther is part of the Coffee Cup Bible Studies, a series of Bible studies for women in compact, workbook format that examine the "life and times" of certain Bible characters and the books of the Bible that pertain to them. Each study is to be read over a four-to-six week period, and study sections are broken down into short, daily segments designed to fit reader's busy lifestyles.

Understanding that time is precious, the Coffee Cup Bible Studies are patterned in such a convenient  way that they can be read during brief windows of opportunity  that allow for meditation and study (breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, etc.). Scripture is provided from the NET Bible (New English Translation), making Bible study convenient for occasions when you can't carry a Bible.

Sandra's unconventional thought processes regarding Esther are sprinkled throughout the study as she shatters preconceive myths about this legendary character of the Bible. As a result, more emphasis is placed on Esther's vulnerabilities and the fact that she was a flawed person whom God chose to use for His greater glory.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899572208
Publisher:
AMG Publishers
Publication date:
03/20/2006
Series:
Coffee Cup Bible Studies
Edition description:
SPIRAL
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Sandra Glahn is one of a handful of female professors at Dallas Theological Seminary, where she also serves as editor-in-chief of DTS's award-wining magazine, Kindred Spirit. She holds a master of theology degree from DTS and is currently involved in doctoral studies at the the University Texas at Dallas. Sandra is the coauthor of four nonfiction titles and three fiction works, including the Christ mystery/suspense finalist and CBA bestselling medical thriller, Lethal harvest. Sandra has written and taught women's Bible studies at her church since 1994.

 

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Espresso with Esther 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
butrkp More than 1 year ago
I haven't looked through it yet, but I know the book of Esther very well. Hoping to do a summer home bible study group.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This study will assist those who interact with its message to explore the difference. Sandra Glahn offers insights, examples and applications that encourage students of the Bible to consider just how incidences in our own lives stack up for the glory of God and the good of His people (see p. 45). Glahn reminds readers of the exquisite literary quality of Esther as well as the beauty of its story. A Bible study indeed 'for such a time as this.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
In Sandi Glahn¿s, ¿Espresso with Esther,¿ the biblical character Esther comes alive. Through the detailing of historical facts and events, the cross-referencing of Scripture and the vivid imagery of the character, the reader is drawn into the heart of Esther, and the world around her. ¿Espresso with Esther,¿ skips the surface of mere Scripture reading and goes straight to the heart of inductive Bible study. Never before have I experienced a Bible study ¿to-go.¿ Having the convenience of enjoying Bible study during my lunch hour, without the pressure of remembering to bring my Bible. The text is included. I highly recommend Glahn¿s ¿Espresso with Esther¿ as a great way to jumpstart your day.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not your plain ole study of Esther. Espresso may jolt you with a fresh perspective on a story you *think* you know. I love that the text of Bible passages are included right there in the study guide. Thought-provoking questions and white space will get you started noodling on your own examination of Scripture (grab a journal if you really want to get carried away). Like the rest of this series, Espresso mixes rich scholarship, well-timed questions, profound insights and invites you to drink in the text. If you¿ve been shopping for deep, you won¿t be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first thing I appreciate about this study was that it challenged my childhood understanding of the woman Esther. It encourages all women, regardless of their past regrets, to obey to the Lord in the present. Surprisingly, in a book where God is not mentioned, the study brings to light invaluable devotional thoughts on what He is doing in life ¿behind the scenes¿. Lastly, I appreciate Sandra¿s historical research behind the book¿it helped me link other books in Scripture to the main characters and also provided a fundamental background to reading the book of Esther. Highly recommend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great Bible Study for an individual or the women in your group. I still have some questions for Queen Esther when we finally meet. But now I know that¿s not the point as Glahn gives a brief, concise and beautifully clear lesson on how to study scripture. The light comes on for giving context, history and culture their proper place. Sandra Glahn¿s easy conversational manner teaches us to discuss and examine the Book we love so well but are sometimes intimidated by. In the first lesson she puts us in Esther¿s place: ¿Like Esther, we are imperfect, full of failures and flaws. Yet God still uses us, not because we¿re good, but because He is.¿ (pg 42) I¿m constantly on the go and since the scripture is printed in the book, and I can take it with me anywhere¿it fits in my briefcase. One of the best things she does is that she draws us into the history and expands our view as she weaves other scripture, stories, and heroes into the picture. We can see God¿s same message in other lives and other settings. I can¿t wait to see the other books in this ¿Coffee Cup¿ Bible studies series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Esther has been a Bible character heroine of mine since my first Bible book study, at the age of 10, when I was a member of a mission organization at my church. To find that her story, Espresso with Esther, had been included in a new series by Sandra Glahn was very exciting and appealing to me. Glahn's writing style is easy to read and prompts the reader toward reflection on our amazing God and His works. The research and knowledge of the time in which Esther lived, included in the study, is spiritually enlightening. Physically, the book is cleverly designed and sized to make studying/reading convenient anytime, anywhere and is displayed on a soft beige paper and brown font that is easy on the eyes. Having the scripture printed in the content of the study pages is another bonus feature. I will read more of this series!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sandra Glahn's study, Espresso with Esther, adeptly uses probing questions and pertinent historical and cultural insights to draw out timeless truths from the book of Esther and guide you to an understanding of how these truths apply to life today. In the optional devotionals, Glahn skillfully weaves biblical examples with modern day experience to make the lessons of Esther come alive! Great for any group or individual seeking deeper understanding of God's control and timing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
'We have a big God, and He can use you to accomplish His purposes, regardless of your past.' With expert historical and biblical scholarship, Sandra Glahn reveals the unspoken message of Esther. If you want to be spiritually encouraged and challenged, grab a study from the Coffee Cup Series when you sit down with your cup of joe. You're in for a treat!